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Old 21-05-12   #11 (permalink)
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

Stihl 044 (pre 2000 YR) 5.1 hp 13,500 rpm 50MM Piston 10MM wrist pin
UPGRADE BIG BORE KIT NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO 10MM WRIST PIN. (saws w 12mm wrist pin are upgradeable)
Stihl 044 Magnum 5.4 hp 13,500 rpm 50MM Pn. Upgradeable 12mm wrist pin

Stihl MS440 5.4 hp 13,500 rpm 50MM Pn. 12mm wrist pin
Stihl MS441 5.5 hp 13,500 rpm 14.8 lbs (Powerhead only)
Stihl 046 Magnum 6.1 hp 13,500 rpm 52mm Pn.
Stihl MS460 6.0 hp 13,500 rpm 52mm Pn. 14.6 lbs (Powerhead only)
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

both 91.6cc but magnum is 0.4bhp more powerful than normal think its makes more of aa difference on the older models with the 0 starting number americans also have a farm boss prefix on a few models think 039 029
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

Morton your probably right ... There current range I have no
Idea or and be bothered to research it ... But there was a big difference / noticeably in the 440 /460's I have used. I didn't know they just bull shitted on there current mag specs but IMO stihl is not the company it once was.
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

[QUOTE=morten;682508]Stihl USA uses the "Magnum" name for ALL the large forestry models, i.e. MS 441, MS 460, MS 660, MS 880. No additional power, purely a marketing trick.



It would seem that Morten is correct with the newer saws.... Cannot seem to find a difference with MS660 & MS660 magnum.

The older version are true to a difference ie; 066 91.6cc
066 magnum 99cc

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Stihl 044 (pre 2000 YR) 5.1 hp 13,500 rpm 50MM Piston 10MM wrist pin
UPGRADE BIG BORE KIT NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO 10MM WRIST PIN. (saws w 12mm wrist pin are upgradeable)
Stihl 044 Magnum 5.4 hp 13,500 rpm 50MM Pn. Upgradeable 12mm wrist pin

Stihl MS440 5.4 hp 13,500 rpm 50MM Pn. 12mm wrist pin
Stihl MS441 5.5 hp 13,500 rpm 14.8 lbs (Powerhead only)
Stihl 046 Magnum 6.1 hp 13,500 rpm 52mm Pn.
Stihl MS460 6.0 hp 13,500 rpm 52mm Pn. 14.6 lbs (Powerhead only)
But the Stihl 044 has not been produced for more than 10 years.
You are comparing apples with oranges!

These days, the "Magnum" term is simply a marketing term used by Stihl USA.
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

I see bro , more reason I would never buy one now and ten years ago I would ! My bad but it did mean something ... Once upon a time.
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

Think it is time to shake hands now guys, sounds like you are both right. Old Stihl Magnums were beefed up versions of standard saws - I worked on a 066 Magnum and its owner said it had larger ports, beefed up crank and bearings.

Looks like the modern ones just wear a badge - bit like the second Italian Job film, same series as the first one but lacks a fair bit

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Cheers guys, out of interest are the old 0 series saws generally more or less well built than the ms? Obviously not counting age? Cheers
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Re: What are stihl "magnums"

I think the 0 series of saws are better built. Going on the 200 and the 020, everyone seems to be after the older carbs for the 200, and I think after using an 026 and a ms260 I would pick up the 026 every time.
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Think it is time to shake hands now guys, sounds like you are both right. Old Stihl Magnums were beefed up versions of standard saws - I worked on a 066 Magnum and its owner said it had larger ports, beefed up crank and bearings.
Yep, that would be mine. Some of the older Magnum models weren't originally available in the UK, which made getting them interesting before the world domination of ebay. I bought mine at 2am to make sure of bidding on it! The extra power is useful for milling (I couldn't afford an 084 at the time).

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